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08/07/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Once There Were Greenfields

“Come back to me in dreams; that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low,
As long ago, my love, how long ago.”

- Christina Rossetti
(05 Dec 1830 - 29 Dec 1894)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 
   If I were one of those people who cried at hearing sad old songs, this one would probably take me down. Oh, wait. I am one of those people..... 

BONUS - Greenfields - The Brothers Four ("Sing Along with Mitch")


The Brothers Four are an American folk singing group, founded in 1957 in Seattle, Washington, known for their 1960 hit song "Greenfields".

Bob Flick, John Paine, Mike Kirkland, and Dick Foley met at the University of Washington, where they were members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity in 1956 (hence the "Brothers" appellation). Their first professional performances were the result of a prank played on them in 1958 by a rival fraternity, who had arranged for someone to call them, pretend to be from Seattle's Colony Club, and invite them to come down to audition for a gig. Even though they were not expected at the club, they were allowed to sing a few songs, and were subsequently hired. Flick recalls them being paid "mostly in beer..."


   Happy Birthday today to  Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND  Kenny Branch ('62) of VA AND Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA AND Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND the late Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) (d. 02/08/13)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND   Hunter Todd ('57) of TX;

10 - The late Marshall Conley ('63) (d. 06/21/18);

12 - Lois Marie King Earwood ('57) AND   the late Dave Arnold ('65) (d. 07/21/12) AND  Linwood Wright ('65) of VA AND     My Grandson, Joe Harty (Overhills HS, NC / Elgin HS, OK - '22) of OK;

14 - Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA!

Many Happy Returns, One and All


August 07, 1938 - The Holocaust: The building of Mauthausen concentration camp began.

August 07, 1940 -
Alsace-Lorraine was annexed by the Third Reich.

August 07, 1942 - T
he Battle of Guadalcanal began – United States Marines initiated the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.


August 07, 1969 - Director and screenwriter  was born Francesca McKnight Donatella Romana Gregorini di Savignano di Romagna in Rome, Italy.

Tuesday, August 07, 1968 - Surfer and coach Trevor Hendy was born Trevor Ronald Hendy in Australia.

Tuesday, August 07, 1968 - Actress and author Sophie Lee was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Tuesday, August 07, 1968 - Race car driver Giovanni Bracco (b. 06 June 1908 in Biella, Italy) died in Biella, Italy at the age of 60.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/06/15:

“We know that there are times when we experience heartbreaking sorrow, when we will grieve, and when we may be tested to our limits. However, such difficulties allow us to change for the better, to rebuild our lives in the way our Heavenly Father teaches us, and to become something different from what we were—better than we were, more understanding than we were, more empathetic than we were, with stronger testimonies than we had before.”

- Thomas S. Monson, October 2013
(21 Aug 1927 - 02 Jan 2018)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/07/17:
  Thank you, Joan!

From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 08/07/19, 8:21 AM:
  When we're smiling, the whole world smiles at us. And when we add God to the foundation, the day becomes a heavenly one. Be blessed this day because He loves us all.

     Thank you, Jimmy!


    From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS IL - '97) of MO - 08/06/19, 9:42 PM - "Watch Luke Merano's  (Hillsboro HS IL - '97 - of IL) Little Boy on YouTube - 'STL Blues Parade Vince Dunn hilarious' ":

Luke: "Watch the entire video. My son's reaction at the end is hilarious!!! He later told me 'he didn’t have the shiny cup.'"

     Thanks, Nathaniel and Luke! Poor little guy! He waited his entire life to see the Blues win the Stanley Cup, but when he got to the celebration parade, Vince Dunn walked right over to him empty handed!

My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS
- '77) of AZ - 08/07/17:


  Monday challenges

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!


“I only sing in the shower. I would join a choir, but I don’t think my bathtub can hold that many people.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982


Go Green Eco Friendly Crochet Patterns - "Resuable bags are great for taking with you to the grocery store or farmer's market. Each one of these free crochet patterns would make an excellent choice..." (Scroll down a bit)


Caron Leafy Green Knit Afghan - (For Experienced Knitters) - "This beautiful leaf inspired knit lace panel is a great way to build on your knitting skills!"


Greens Recipes - "Looking for recipes for your greens? Allrecipes has more than 1,840 trusted recipes for greens complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."


From - 08/06/13:

A family of skunks was trapped in a thicket, surrounded by a pack of hungry wolves that were edging even closer.

The mother skunk calmly instructed her young: "Quickly children, let's put our heads together!"

After they obeyed, forming a circle, she continued, "Now—Let us spray!"


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere.

3. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:;  CONTACT: David Spriggs at


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/16/19

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Once There Were Greenfields

- Gilkyson, Dehr, Miller

Recorded by The Brothers Four, 1960

Once there were greenfields, kissed by the sun
Once there were valleys, where river used to run
Once there were blue skies with white clouds high above
Once they were part of an everlasting love
We were the lovers who strolled thru greenfields

Greenfields are gone now, parched by the sun
Gone from the valleys were rivers used to run
Gone with the cold wind that swept into my heart
Gone with the lovers who let their love depart
Where are the greenfields that we used to roam

I'll never know what made you run away
How can I keep searching when dark clouds hide the way
I only know there's nothing here for me
Nothing in this wide world left for me to see
But I'll keep on waiting until you return
I'll keep on waiting until the day you learn
You can't be happy when your heart's on the roam
You can't be happy until you bring it home
Home to the greenfields and me once again

"Once There Were Greenfields" midi courtesy of - 08/06/07 
at the suggestion of Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 08/06/06
Thanks, Chris!

"Once There Were Greenfields" lyrics courtesy of - 08/06/07
also at the suggestion of Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 08/06/06
Thanks again, Chris!

Terragen Image of Green Fields courtesy of - 08/06/07

Gentoo Penguin's Image of Parched Fields between Hospital del Orbigo and Astorga courtesy of - 08/06/07

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Green Divider Line clip art probably courtesy of - 04/01/05 (but at the moment, I can't find which page...)

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Elgin High School (OK) logo courtesy of - 08/05/19

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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